Greymoor

Online: Antiquity Furnishings

The UESPWiki – Your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995
Jump to: navigation, search

Antiquity Furnishings are special pieces of furniture that can be excavated via the Antiquities system.

When excavated, each furnishing includes codex entries from members of the Antiquarian Circle: Amalien, Gabrielle Benele, Reginus Buca, Ugron gro-Thumog and Verita Numida.

Altar of Celestial Convergence[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Altar of Celestial Convergence.png Altar of Celestial Convergence
What occurs when the stars align to match the constellation at the heart of this ominous altar remains a mystery, but the sinister serpents on display conjure only catastrophe in the imagination. ON-item-furnishing-Altar of Celestial Convergence.jpg
Lead Location The Lead to find this item drops from the final boss in any Craglorn Trial.
Codex Entries Nedic architecture--my specialty! This shrine conforms to the Nedic architectural aesthetics we found in Craglorn, with a few notable exceptions. The central element strongly resembles a Mundus Stone, but I don't recognize the constellation. —Verita Numida
For once, we agree! Culturally distinct constellations do exist, but the Nedes' conception of the stars mirrors our own in more ways than I can count. Perhaps they meant to re-write the stars in some way? To merge traditional archetypes into new wholes? —Reginus Buca
Seems pretty hubristic for the Nedes, don't you think? In any event, I don't detect any significant magical potency here. If they were trying to channel aetherial energy through this altar, it's all but faded now. Still a beautiful piece, though! —Gabrielle Benele

Anvil of Old Orsinium[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Anvil of Old Orsinium.png Anvil of Old Orsinium
Add a touch of Old Orsinium to your home with this well-crafted anvil and cinder-dousing bearskin rug. ON-item-furnishing-Anvil of Old Orsinium.jpg
Lead Location The Lead to find this item drops from mobs in Old Orsinium.
Codex Entries This is a beauty. Most of the free-standing anvils in Old Orsinium melted into slag or still gather dust in Redguard treasure vaults. To see one in such great condition ... it melts this tusker's heart! —Ugron gro-Thumog
Just look at those hammer-strike indentations. It seems like 1E Orcish smiths wielded tools even larger than those used by Orcs today. I've never lifted hammer or tong personally, but I don't see how tools that size would allow for finer touches. —Reginus Buca
Orcs of the First Era knew orichalc better than Argonians know mud. If they used larger tools, they definitely had a reason. In any event, I wager an anvil this big found more use in siegecraft fabrication than armorsmithing. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Ashen Infernace Gate[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Ashen Infernace Gate.png Ashen Infernace Gate
Foreboding and grim, this gate literally radiates danger and gloom. Are you fearless or foolish enough to welcome whatever might pass through it into your home? ON-item-furnishing-Ashen Infernace Gate.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Stonefalls:
  • Safeboxes and Treasure Chests
  • Overland mobs
  • Public Dungeon bosses (Crow's Wood)
  • World Bosses
Codex Entries I've seen markings like this before, on the walls of Yasammidan. These etchings appear inert, but I'd still mind how you speak around it. Ensorceled gates--even long abandoned ones--aren't something to tinker with. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Ugron, always the worrier! As you said, any magic this gate might have harnessed dissapated [sic] centuries ago! The structure doesn't conform to any Chimeric aesthetic I'm aware of. It almost seems like something conceived in Oblivion itself! —Amalien
The inscription reads, Infernace. A command word, perhaps? Or simply the name of the realm it led to? With the appropriate ritual, an ancient Chimer have been able to coax an atronach out of this thing. Fascinating. —Verita Numida

Ayleid Lightwell[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Ayleid Lightwell.png Ayleid Lightwell
Ayleids believed that four elements composed Nirn: light, earth, water, and air. Light, when used in lightwells, allowed mages to restore their energy, though this one is primarily a showpiece. ON-item-furnishing-Ayleid Lightwell.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Betnikh:
  • Safeboxes, Treasure Chests and Thieves Troves
  • Overland mobs
  • Crafting Nodes
  • Psijic portals
Codex Entries Ah, an Ayleid sconce of some variety. I can't imagine it's a lightwell. Far too small for Aetherial conduction. And this glass fragment at the center--is it a broken Welkynd Stone? It certainly does resemble a lightwell. Curious. —Reginus Buca
I've seen something like this before in a Barsaebic ruin down south. You're right about the size, Reginus. I think the Ayleids used that stone in conjunction with the meteoric iron to help it function at reduced size. I'm no mage, though. —Ugron gro-Thumog
It's certainly a lightwell, but our focus should be the crystal. The magicka it's radiating feels less manufactured than a Welkynd Stone. This is a raw Aetherial Fragment. Untamed. The way it resonates with the iron ... let's not jostle it too hard. —Gabrielle Benele

Beacon of Tower Zero[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Beacon of Tower Zero.png Beacon of Tower Zero
Long removed from the Direnni Tower, give the holy light of Ada-mantia a place to shine forth from your abode. ON-item-furnishing-Beacon of Tower Zero.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Stormhaven:
Codex Entries What's this? The White-Gold Tower rendered in miniature? Odd that it doesn't include the city itself. Doubly odd that it's giving off such a strong magical aura. What function did this serve? And what's this light radiating from the top?—Gabrielle Benele
This isn't the White-Gold Tower. It's the Direnni Tower. Surely you can recognize the differences between the two? The light is a puzzle, though. Judging by the weight, this stone might house a metal core, just like the genuine article. —Verita Numida
Well, it's not a simple lamp to read by, I can tell you that! It seems like a beacon of some kind--something to be seen at a great distance. The Direnni might have used it as a geographic marker to guage the distance of objects from the Adamantine Tower! —Amalien

Blessed Dais of Almalexia[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Blessed Dais of Mother Morrowind.png Blessed Dais of Almalexia
Elegant. Grand. Pointed. Much like Almalexia herself. Woe unto those who would let this blessed dais fall into dust and disuse. ON-item-furnishing-Blessed Dais of Almalexia.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Deshaan:
Codex Entries What a spectacular example of early-Tribunal sacerdotal architecture! Few races take their religious designs more seriously than the Dark Elves. The Hand of the Tribunal decorates the central dais, but this clearly honors one over the other two. —Verita Numida
Yes, the Mournhold aesthetic is difficult to miss. And as you all know, Almalexia serves as that city's patron deity. While all the Tribunes are the subjects of religious adoration, Almalexia-worship cleaves closest to Tamrielic norms, stylistically. —Reginus Buca
By "Tamrielic norms," I assume you mean worship of the Eight Divines? You might consider Orc and Argonian religious practice before swinging the word "norm" around. Anyway, it's a remarkable altar—especially considering it's all in one piece. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Branch of Falinesti[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Branch of Falinesti.png Branch of Falinesti
Formed by the Bosmer tree shapers of the Walking City, this throne subtly conforms to whomever sits upon it, providing strangely comfortable seating from this ancient hardwood. ON-item-furnishing-Branch of Falinesti.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Greenshade:
  • Chopping wood nodes
Codex Entries Difficult to say with certainty where this throne came from, but I think we can safely assume Wood Elves created it. Even a master carpenter couldn't achieve results like the draping under the seat with conventional tools and methods. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Too right, Ugron. I spent some time in Elden Root recently, and I saw all manner of Green-wrought marvels there. Only thing that puzzles me is the shade and the grain. It doesn't resemble any of the furniture I saw in Grahtwood. —Gabrielle Benele
I can explain that easily enough. This seat didn't come from Elden Root. It came from Falinesti--the walking city, and true home of the Wood Elves! Trust me on this one. Once you run your hand over the wide grain of Falinesti, you never forget it. —Amalien

Brazier of Frozen Flame[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Brazier of Frozen Flame.png Brazier of Frozen Flame
With its dazzling mix of sapphire and silver hues, this brazier lights up dramatically with an icy blaze. ON-item-furnishing-Brazier of Frozen Flame.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Bleakrock Isle:
  • Overland mobs
  • Possibly from Overland mobs in Stros M'kai (bug)
Codex Entries What a find! I'd have to take a closer look, but the body of the brazier looks like stalhrim! Can you imagine? Ice infused with divine power, making it hard as steel! I've only ever seen it employed in arms, armor, and burial rituals. —Amalien
I assume you're citing old Skaal stories, Amalien? Personally, I've never seen any compelling evidence of a godly connection to this material. The world is full of naturally occurring substances with fantastical origin stories. Stalhrim is no different. —Reginus Buca
Stalhrim is undeniably mortal-made. Focus on the brazier. I don't recognize any of these markings as burial motifs, but stalhrim was traditionally used in funerary rituals. I know Nords abhor spellcraft, but this looks like an arcane focus to me. —Verita Numida

Carved Whale Totem[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Carved Whale Totem.png Carved Whale Totem
Crafted from opal, this whale totem expresses a sense of simple joy to some. Others, however, believe it to hold more spiritual significance. ON-item-furnishing-Carved Whale Totem.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in The Rift, Eastmarch, Wrothgar and Western Skyrim:
Codex Entries A whale totem, eh? The Nord god, Stuhn, still has totemic roots. Never seen something like this hewn from opal, though. You typically only see this kind of stone in Elsweyr. Can't imagine the Atmorans traded with the Khajiit prior to the Dragon War. —Ugron gro-Thumog
I recognize the Stuhn connection, but this statue feels less devotional than other Stuhn-precursor carvings I've seen. It feels like a purely aesthetic exercise. See the whorls supporting the whale? Do they look like clouds to anyone else? —Amalien
Amalien, these rumors of flying whales are patently absurd. Nord warriors "cross the whalebone bridge" to reach Sovngarde. Flying whales are just a cultural metaphor for the transition from Nirn to Aetherius. In any case, they look like waves to me. —Reginus Buca

Cat's Eye Prism[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Cat's Eye Prism.png Cat's Eye Prism
The strange stone on this pedestal appears to catch light as easily as it catches the eye, but how it does this remains a mystery. ON-item-furnishing-Cat's Eye Prism.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Khenarthi's Roost:
Codex Entries From the design of the plinth, I'd date this back to early First Era--at least a millennia before the Thrassian illness laid Elsweyr low. I doubt any of the sixteen kingdom outside Pellitine would have had the resources to craft something like this. —Reginus Buca
Odd to find it in Khenarthi's Roost, unless Khenarthia was a client state of Pa'alatiin by that point. As for the crystal itself, I've never seen the like. I've found similar opal spheres used in Magrus worship. Perhaps a meteoric ritual object?—Verita Numida
The hue seems too dark for meteoric glass. This metallic banding is curious too. It's almost like they were trying to keep something contained in the sphere. Seers might have used it as a scrying stone. It follows, given the Magrus connection. Curious. —Gabrielle Benele

Coil of Satakal[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Coil of Satakal.png Coil of Satakal
Call guests to dinner with this stunning ceremonial gong. Just don't be surprised if your guests aim to consume more than what you prepared. ON-item-furnishing-Coil of Satakal.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Alik'r Desert:
Codex Entries A Na-Totambu ceremonial gong! I've only ever seen the disc--never the frame. Looks like they fashioned it to resemble their everything-deity: Satakal. According to myth, the snake devours itself in a never-ending cycle of rebirth. Brilliant, eh? —Amalien
Yeah, a handful of Crowns in Bergama tried to bring me into the fold. Just trust me on this: nothing good ever comes from snake worship. People bound to this idea of death and rebirth always wind up as wild-eyed cultists. Just the way of the world. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Honestly, Ugron. Satakal is not a sinister deity. It's the personification of a timeless theme. What I find most astounding is the scale. Many Tamrielic religions profess belief in reincarnation. But reincarnation of Mundus itself? That's truly something. —Verita Numida

Daedric Pillar of Torment[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Daedric Pillar of Torment.png Daedric Pillar of Torment
Piece of art? Or torture device? Maybe both, depending on how you choose to view it. ON-item-furnishing-Daedric Pillar of Torment.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Coldharbour:
Codex Entries Don't know if we can call this an antiquity. Age doesn't mean anything in Oblivion, and this is definitely Daedric Prince-craft. A display piece of some kind. Or a warning to keep the servants in line. —Ugron gro-Thumog
This has all the hallmarks of Molag Bal. Torture, exhibitionism, the sharp-edged aesthetic, and so on. I doubt he uses it to motivate by fear. His whole realm of Coldharbour is a manifestation of fear and exploitation. This is something else. —Verita Numida
It may be hard to believe, but this is what passes for art in Coldharbour. Some people insist that lesser Daedra are incapable of creative expression and appreciation for art, but I can definitely imagine a Dremora Kynreeve staring at this for hours. —Gabrielle Benele

The Dutiful Guar[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-The Dutiful Guar.png The Dutiful Guar
This guar looks so real it could draw breath, leading some to suggest the subject of this piece lies beneath the bronze. ON-item-furnishing-The Dutiful Guar.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Bal Foyen:
Codex Entries I've got to say, the realism of this guar statue is positively uncanny! Sculpting busts of famous saints is one thing, but sculpting a beast like this in such vivid detail is pretty remarkable for ancient Dark Elf statuary. —Gabrielle Benele
There's a reason for that, Gabrielle. This isn't a sculpture at all. I'm surprised that you--a mage--haven't considered the possibility that this is a real guar magically transformed into metal. Probably the work of some Telvanni apprentice!—Amalien
There's a far more plausible--albeit less palatable--explanation for this. I've found several bronzed beetles in Dunmeri ancestral tombs. This beast likely suffered a similar fate. We can only hope it wasn't still breathing when they sealed it in metal. —Verita Numida

Dwarven Puzzle Box[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Dwarven Puzzle Box.png Dwarven Puzzle Box
Is it a toy? A vault? A piece of an even more elaborate puzzle? No one will know until someone opens it. ON-item-furnishing-Dwarven Puzzle Box.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Stros M'Kai:
Codex Entries What a fascinating bauble! Dwarven-make, obviously. But what does it do? Those circular elements at the center of each facet might fit into some secondary device. I've never see a Dwarven key that actually looks like a key! —Reginus Buca
No. Look at the seams and gears. This thing comes apart somehow, guaranteed. I'd bet my left tusk that it's a coffer of some kind. No idea what we might find inside, though. Maybe a specialized dynamo? A gem of some kind? —Ugron gro-Thumog
A coffer? Come on! The Dwarves would never use a device like this for something so prosaic! This is a testing device--a puzzle. And judging by the number of pinions, cylinders, and junction-points, I'd say it's a test none of us are likely to pass. —Amalien

Dwemer Star Chart[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Dwemer Star Chart.png Dwemer Star Chart
Show off your love of Dwarven astronomical knowledge by placing this wondrous star chart in your home. ON-item-furnishing-Dwemer Star Chart.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Stros M'Kai:
  • Treasure Chests
  • Overland mobs
  • Mobs in Bthzark
Codex Entries A Dwarven star chart! Marvelous! I think Guildmaster Vanus has one like this in his private study, but I doubt he has any clear idea of what it actually depicts. The key constellations appear on one of the discs, obviously. Beyond that? I'm not sure. —Gabrielle Benele
Open your eyes, Gabrielle! This is a treasure trove of Dwarven astronomical scholarship! The three orbiting spheres could be guardian equation-bodies, but we should at least consider the possibility that they are Dwemeric Aetherbell beacons. Right? —Amalien
Aetherbells? You mean Dwarven vessels that "dive" through the realms of Aetherius and Oblivion? Honestly, Amalien, do you have even a shred of evidence to support the idea that those even exist? These are clearly constellation markers. Nothing more. —Reginus Buca

Ebony Fox Totem[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Ebony Fox Totem.png Ebony Fox Totem
The mischievous fox of this totem calls to kindred spirits. Watch closely anyone drawn to it, then judge accordingly. ON-item-furnishing-Ebony Fox Totem.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in The Rift:
  • Safeboxes, Treasure Chests and Thieves Troves
  • Public Dungeon bosses
  • Overland mobs
  • Clothing nodes
  • Chopping wood nodes
Codex Entries This is a remarkable find. We don't see many fox totems in Skyrim. The style is unique as well. Atmoran totemic art typically features harder edges and more abstract shapes. I'm honestly not sure who made this. —Reginus Buca
Well, as you know, the Atmorans associated foxes with Shor--the totemic analogue for Lorkhan. No Elf would ever depict Lorkhan in such a flattering shape. But the smooth contours and sharp features feel merish to me. Consider me stumped! —Gabrielle Benele
You know, Atmorans did learn a few things from the Elves prior to the fall of Saarthal. Honestly, I'm surprised we don't find more cultural crossover in art from that period. Ysgramor's heirs must have gone to great lengths to destroy items like this. —Verita Numida

Echoes of Aldmeris[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Echoes of Aldmeris.png Echoes of Aldmeris
This triptych may stir ancestral memories in Mer—a longing of the soul for home. Or so the antiquarian claimed. ON-item-furnishing-Echoes of Aldmeris.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Auridon:
  • Treasure Chests
Codex Entries What a gorgeous triptych. Someone clearly placed a fixative spell on the frame. The painting itself is probably far older than it looks. I have no idea what place it's meant to depict, though. —Gabrielle Benele
I do. Home. Aldmeris. The beginning place for all the mer of Tamriel. I doubt the real Aldmeris looked anything like this. But just looking at it stirs up a feeling in me ... like entering my father's house after a long journey abroad. —Amalien
It pains me to admit that I don't recognize this school of painting. It's so vague, yet evocative. Proud spires, floating obelisks, wispy, concentric clouds .... The artist really made an effort to capture Elven majesty there. —Verita Numida

Eight-Star Chandelier[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Eight-Star Chandelier.png Eight-Star Chandelier
Brighten up a large space with this welkynd-stone chandelier dedicated to the blessed Eight. ON-item-furnishing-Eight-Star Chandelier.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Grahtwood:
Codex Entries You don't see many of these. An Ayleid light fixture like this probably shed light over the banquet hall of some cruel sorcerer king. That's definitely meteoric iron, and the welkynd stones are in fine condition. On the whole, a worthy discovery. —Verita Numida
Take note of the number of sconces in the chandelier--eight welkynd stones in all to honor the Eight Divines. This lends credence to my theory that Elven numerology played a role in Ayleid civilization, just as it does in modern High Elf culture. —Reginus Buca
You give the Ayleids too much credit, Reginus. The Heartland Elves turned to Daedra-worship long before Ayleid ironsmiths crafted this chandelier. If anything, it should feature sixteen stones to honor their cursed Daedric pantheon! —Verita Numida

Font of Auri-El[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Font of Auri-El.png Font of Auri-El
Nestled inside this massive stone edifice shines a glowing symbol of Auri-El, King of the Aldmer. ON-item-furnishing-Font of Auri-El.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Western Skyrim or Blackreach[verification needed — see talk page]:
  • Any mob (Overland, Trial, etc)
Codex Entries This architecture looks Elven, certainly, but the silhouette and the stone clearly differ from that of the Ayleids, Dwarves, Chimer and other mainland mer. Given the location, it's almost certainly Snow Elf architecture. —Reginus Buca
Unquestionably. That leads us to puzzle over what purpose it served. Based on its shape, one might mistake it for a wayshrine. But it can't be that. Look inside. The metallic shrine indicates a religious function.
Auri-El, but the looks of it. Seems a little abstract, honestly. Elves make a point of including an Elven likenesses in their shrines to reinforce their familial connections to the Divines. This probably rested near a statue of the Chief Divine himself. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Golden Idol of Morihaus[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Golden Idol of Morihaus.png Golden Idol of Morihaus
Winged. Golden. Arresting, as the demi-god himself. Kneel before this idol and pray for a fraction of his might! ON-item-furnishing-Golden Idol of Morihaus.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in the Gold Coast:
Codex Entries Gilded, Imperial bust depicting a winged bull? It's got to be Morihaus, the bull-faced lover of Alessia. The questions with Morihaus is always, "how literal is too literal?" and "Is this literal enough?" I'm sure Reginus and Amalien have opinions....—Ugron gro-Thumog
The sculptor clearly did not intend for the viewer to take this as a literal depiction. The vacant, bovine affect on the subject's face reveals no heroic personality, and the wings are far too small. This is a symbolic representation of the subject. —Reginus Buca
Obviously, the bust is symbolic. But that does nothing to prove Morihaus looked like you, Reginus! Surely, the existence of minotaurs is proof enough that chimeric creatures exist. A demigod exhibiting those traits is well within the realm of possibility! —Amalien

Greensong Gathering Circle[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Greensong Gathering Circle.png Greensong Gathering Circle
With this cauldron, you can gather companions to honor the Green or simply display it as an interesting Wood Elf creation. ON-item-furnishing-Greensong Gathering Circle.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Greenshade:
Codex Entries A Wood Elf ritual cauldron, eh? I find Bosmer magic absolutely fascinating! This is the first Wood Elf spell-focus I've seen, though. I was under the impression they could weave their magic with singing alone. What did they put in this bowl? —Gabrielle Benele
I've traveled with enough Wood Elves to know you should never ask what they put in their pots. If I had to guess, I'd say they probably filled it with bones and viscera. Blood to please Hircine, and bones to honor Y'ffre. —Ugron gro-Thumog
I'm not so sure, Ugron. I've seen etchings like this in Wood Elf wildpatches and sapling-chapels. I think they refer to growth and abundance. They may have filled it with soil and summoned Green Pact relics out of it. —Amalien

The Heartland[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-The Heartland.png The Heartland
Bask in the beauty and grandeur of Cyrodiil and the Imperial City, unmarred by the Three Banners War. ON-item-furnishing-The Heartland.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City:
Codex Entries What a stirring landscape! It resembles the work of Reman II's court painter, Emilia Polus. She revolutionized the art of landscape painting--serving as a bridge between dreamy Alessian scenery-painting and the stark realism of early Potentate works. —Reginus Buca
It might be an early Laenius. I'm no artist, but as far as I'm concerned, Gavros Laenius doesn't get anywhere near the credit he deserves. No one renders water like him. The Niben seems to wash across the canvass! Gorgeous! —Gabrielle Benele
I find this work puzzling. The Alessians placed severe restrictions on artists prior to their decline which grew into cultural taboos. Imperial painters didn't resume painting the Imperial City in its entirety until well into the thirtieth century. Odd. —Verita Numida

Hollowbone Wind Chimes[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Hollowbone Wind Chimes.png Hollowbone Wind Chimes
This mix of bone, metal, and sinew provides a strangely soothing and meditative sound. ON-item-furnishing-Hollowbone Wind Chimes.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Malabal Tor:
Codex Entries Well, this is unmistakably Wood Elf craft. Granted, I haven't spent as much time around the Bosmer as Ugron and Amalien, but I'm fairly certain you can find chimes like this in present day settlements. Still ... I sense something peculiar here. —Verita Numida
It's the teeth, Verita! I've never seen fangs like that on a Wood Elf chime. Did you notice those brass rings? Why use metal to hang something when gut and sinew would do? I wager those teeth belong to rare quarry. A long extinct beast, perhaps! —Amalien
Yeah, I'm no naturalist, but those teeth look closer to swamp leviathan fangs than sabre cat cuspids. We might have proof of an Oddoak--ugly shape-shifting beasts that Y'ffre charged the Wood Elves with slaying back in the Merethic. Good find. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Jeweled Skull of Ayleid Kings[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Jeweled Skull of Ayleid Kings.png Jeweled Skull of Ayleid Kings
If skulls feature prominantly [sic] in your decor, this jeweled skull can become the crowning piece of your collection. ON-item-furnishing-Jeweled Skull of Ayleid Kings.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Glenumbra:
Codex Entries Well, this is quite a discovery! Ayleid, by the looks of it. Sorcerer kings ruled the Tamrielic heartlands for centuries, but I've never seen one of their crowns. It seems fixed onto the skull, but I don't see any rivets. —Reginus Buca
I doubt any amount of strength could yank that crown off, Reginus. It's spell-locked. Tight. It probably has to do with all this meteoric glass. Do you see the inset stones? They're exerting force on the iron.—Gabrielle Benele
No great surprise there. The Saliache were a proud and possessive people. Reign rarely passed to heirs without some kind of arcane intrigue. Perhaps this king suffered a devious, over-ambitious son and sealed the crown onto his head as a final insult. —Verita Numida

Kingmaker's Trove[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Kingmaker's Trove.png Kingmaker's Trove
Eye-catching, is it not? This gorgeous chest requires more than a second look to take in all its masterful filigree and accents. ON-item-furnishing-Kingmaker's Trove.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Glenumbra:
  • Treasure Chests
Codex Entries King Emeric has a trove quite similar to this. Most people never get to see it, of course. But you'd be surprised how far a well-placed invisibility spell can get you in Wayrest Castle! —Gabrielle Benele
Judging by the filigrees, I'd date it back to the 1E 2200's. I've seen paintings of Bretonic All-Flags warships with similar patterning around the prow. This coffer may have contained a bounty for a captain who participated in the attack on Thras. —Ugron gro-Thumog
I've seen the paintings you're referring to Ugron. I agree, the patterning is similar. But this tree-shaped relief gives me pause. I wonder if this contained a bribe for nobles who helped Merchant-Lord Etien Lenac claim the throne of Wayrest in 1E 1270. —Gabrielle Benele

Maormeri Serpent Shrine[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Maormeri Serpent Shrine.png Maormeri Serpent Shrine
The Maormer are said to tame the great serpents of the sea, but while such magnificent creatures may be out of reach, this winding statue is the next best thing. ON-item-furnishing-Maormeri Serpent Shrine.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Auridon:
Codex Entries We don't often see renderings of sea serpents. Fascinating! It's a bit difficult to determine the age given the corrosion, but we can deduce its origin easily enough: Pyandonea. The Sea Elves do love their snakes! —Reginus Buca
Excellent deduction, Reginus! You might be missing something, though. As you know, tapestries featuring the Sea Elf king, Orgnum, often depict him with three hands. You see? Three hands--three coils. This might be a sculpture of Orgnum himself! —Amalien
I guess that's plausible if we're just speaking metaphorically. I've tried to turn myself into a horse more than once and never met with much success. For a mage--even an immortal one--to turn himself into a gigantic sea monster? That's a stretch. —Gabrielle Benele

Meridian Sconce[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Meridian Sconce.png Meridian Sconce
It's said that the light of Meridia is boundless and eternal. Sadly, the candles in this majestic sconce are neither, but the impression this installation creates is long lasting. ON-item-furnishing-Meridian Sconce.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in the Gold Coast:
Codex Entries To the untrained eye, this sconce might appear to portray Kynareth, but it depicts nothing of the sort. This is a votive chandelier to the Daedric Prince, Meridia, guaranteed. Hardly the sort of thing you'd want lighting your dining room table. —Verita Numida
As Daedric Princes go, she's not all that bad. What interests me is the craftsmanship. Someone built a shrine to her in Skyrim, granted. But this hardly seems Nord-inspired. Those curled arms feel Nibenese to me. Odd to find it in Colovia. —Gabrielle Benele
If there's a difference between Nibenese and Colovians, you would barely notice. In any case, I'd date this back to 1E 1900's. Some Daedra-worshiper probably took it to the coast to escape the Alessian Order's inquisitors. Guess it didn't work out. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Mnemonic Star-Sphere[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Mnemonic Star-Sphere.png Mnemonic Star-Sphere
Experts continue to deduce the purpose of this device, but for now it serves as a memorable decoration. ON-item-furnishing-Mnemonic Star-Sphere.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in the Clockwork City:
Codex Entries I've seen a little bit of everything, and I can say with total certainty, I have never seen anything like this. I haven't the foggiest idea how it operates, what it's made of, or what it does. You have my deepest apologies. —Reginus Buca
That's your problem, Reginus. You have no imagination! This came from the Clockwork City—a world of arcane wonders where anything is possible! Based on these "exodromal notes" we received, it seems this is some sort of remembering-device. I guess? —Amalien
Exactly right! I have it on good authority that Sotha Sil (one of the Dark Elf gods) keeps his memories stored away in a great orrery full of stars. Another name for manufactured memory stones, I suppose. Who knows what memories this contains! —Gabrielle Benele

Moonlight Mirror[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Moonlight Mirror.png Moonlight Mirror
Framed gorgeously, the moons dominate this mirror, making it more for gazing at than into. ON-item-furnishing-Moonlight Mirror.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Reaper's March:
Codex Entries A Khajiiti ornamental mirror. Interesting. You've expect to find an object like this in one of the grand palaces of Anequina or Pellitine. The fact that it survived in such a war-torn region speaks to its quality, I think. —Verita Numida
The image is really something, eh? Masser and Secunda--or Jone and Jode--swimming in wispy clouds .... It's sort of romantic, I think. I could weave a glamour like this for a moment or two, but to set an image in glass permanently? That's rare spellcraft.—Gabrielle Benele
Am I the only one who noticed the third moon in the background? Enduring magical images are all well and good, but a genuine artistic expression of the Dark Moon? That makes me think this mirror might be a little more sinister than it looks. —Amalien

Moons-Blessed Ceremonial Pool[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Moons-Blessed Ceremonial Pool.png Moons-Blessed Ceremonial Pool
Khajiiti legends claim that moon sugar comes from the light of the Two Moons trapped in the blessed waters of their homeland. The wondrous twinkling of this moonpool would lead you to believe it. ON-item-furnishing-Moons-Blessed Ceremonial Pool.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Southern Elsweyr:
Codex Entries A brilliant stone basin of some variety, eh? Obviously, this served as some devotional object to the Khajiiti moon-gods, Jone and Jode. The smaller pools depict various lunar phases. Difficult to say what Khajiit actually used it for, though. —Reginus Buca
Not just any lunar phases. These seventeen arrangments correspond to the seventeen distinct furstocks of the Khajiit. The question is, what significance would a pool of water have? Perhaps new Khajiit were annointed in sacred water from Moonlit Cove? —Verita Numida
Possibly. It doesn't explain the larger pools, though. Maybe the Twilight Cantors played a role? Priestesses of that order often sing at religious ceremonies and enjoy a rich bathing culture. I can definitely see one of them annointing ja'khajiit in this. —Gabrielle Benele

Morwha's Blessing[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Morwha's Blessing.png Morwha's Blessing
The four-armed Yokudan fertility goddess Morwha stands enshrined and flanked by her winged guardians, promising prosperity to all who stand before her. ON-item-furnishing-Morwha's Blessing.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Hew's Bane:
Codex Entries It's rare to find a Yokudan statue that isn't wielding a sword. Well done. This looks like a depiction of Morwha--the fertility goddess. Based on the items she's holding, I'd say this statue came from Yokuda itself. —Ugron gro-Thumog
A fair observation, Ugron. Ra Gada-era sculptors rarely took the time to render softer details like those flowers. Bloody conquest took priority. The lack of orichalc does give me pause, though. Yokudan statuary normally features a metallic element. —Reginus Buca
Look at the stone. This Morwha's rendered in gypsum alabaster--a favored material of the Yokudans' hated enemies, the Sinistral Mer. The sculptor probably acquired the stone during the early days of the Ra Gada, thus explaining the lack of orichalc. —Verita Numida

Moth Priest's Cleansing Bowl[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Moth Priest's Cleansing Bowl.png Moth Priest's Cleansing Bowl
Don't mistake this humble bowl as a simple object of sanitation! This cleansing bowl is believed to have removed impurities from the fingers of Moth Priests before they went about reading the Elder Scrolls. ON-item-furnishing-Moth Priest's Cleansing Bowl.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in the Imperial City Districts and Sewers. The furniture itself is excavated in Northern Elsweyr:
  • Treasure Chests
  • Overland mobs
  • Any Boss
Codex Entries I've seen one of these before. In the stacks, back in the Imperial City. The Moth Priests used it for ritual washing, or something. I assume clean hands are preferred when handling an Elder Scroll! —Gabrielle Benele
Yes, I met several Moth Priests during my years in university. The older priests made a point of washing their hands before, after, and sometimes during a reading. This residue in the bowl is interesting. Some kind of cleaning agent, perhaps? —Verita Numida
Sure, keeping the scrolls clean makes sense. But have you considered the possibility that they were scrubbing off something from the scrolls? Some aetherial residue that could deaden their fingers like the scrolls deaden the eyes? Think about it! —Amalien

Nest of Shadows[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Nest of Shadows.png Nest of Shadows
Deadly and dramatic, this metal serpent encircles, and some say threatens, the lavender-hued egg nestled in its coils. ON-item-furnishing-Nest of Shadows.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Shadowfen:
Codex Entries There's old magic clinging to this statue. No great surprise there. Ancient Argonian statuary always seems to carry some vaguely malignant power. Not an out-and-out curse, mind you! But something on that creepy spectrum. —Gabrielle Benele
A result of the lizard-people's close ties to Sithis, no doubt. What I find odd is the more realistic aesthetic. Most Argonian stone-carvings appear blockier. More abstract. And what of this polished stone? It lacks the texture of an Argonian egg. —Verita Numida
Cultural exchange with the Kothringi, maybe? But that would set the origins of Kothringi culture farther back than we thought. As for the egg, it's metaphorical. Eggs represent beginnings. So, a depiction of Sithis consuming some origin? Tough to say. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Nisswo's Soul Tender[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Nisswo's Soul Tender.png Nisswo's Soul Tender
This pedestal is considered sacred to the "nothing speakers" of Sithis, but it is believed to play a part in the eternal cycle of creation and destruction. ON-item-furnishing-Nisswo's Soul Tender.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Murkmire:
Codex Entries I find Argonian relics endlessly fascinating—particularly those from their "stone nest" period. This appears to be some sort of basin. Best not to assume, where Argonians are involved, but it stands to reason they'd use this for Hist sap rituals. —Reginus Buca
Look again. I've seen enough executioners' axes to know old blood when I see it. The Argonians worship Sithis. They used to have a whole school of priests dedicated to the dark. Nisswos they were called. This looks like their handiwork. —Ugron gro-Thumog
I assume you haven't visited Black Marsh recently. The Nothing-Speaker tradition is still very much alive in the southern and central regions of the province. I've even met one. He seemed cheerful enough ... but I wouldn't put blood rituals past him. —Gabrielle Benele

Noble Knight's Rest[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Noble Knight's Rest.png Noble Knight's Rest
Become the caretaker of this knight's sarcophagus and remains—but take your duties to heart lest you end up haunted! ON-item-furnishing-Noble Knight's Rest.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Stormhaven:
Codex Entries Ah, a relic from the homeland! It's clearly a sarcophagus. The question is, who's buried inside? Judging by the state of the stone, I'd say late first Era. A servant of one of the pretender-kings that took power after the Alessian secession, perhaps? —Gabrielle Benele
Undoubtedly. The Alessian collapse struck High Rock harder than most, given the Bretons' natural stubbornness and distaste for a unified governing structure. Warring fiefs sprung up all over the peninsula in the centuries that followed. —Reginus Buca
We Bretons are a stubborn lot, it's true. I did some digging, and it looks like those seals on the side derive from House Moorcroft heraldry. This knight might have died in the Gavaudon Troubles, just before the flight from Wayrest. Fascinating! —Gabrielle Benele

Prismatic Sunbird Feather[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Prismatic Sunbird Feather.png Prismatic Sunbird Feather
Gloriously stunning doesn't even begin to describe this unusual feather. Allow it to light up a dark nook or perhaps place it front and center in your personal collection of eye-catching objects. ON-item-furnishing-Prismatic Sunbird Feather.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Summerset:
Codex Entries I've seen a few weathered mosaics depicting a feather like this alongside strange Aldmeri triremes, but I've never seen the genuine article. Looks like some kind of meteoric substance to me, but the color's unique. Gabrielle can probably speak to that. —Ugron gro-Thumog
By all the stars ... it's a Sun Bird relic! Back in the Merethic, an order of Aldmeri explorers managed to pierce the veil between Mundus and Aetherius using raw magic of the Ehlnofey. Or something. This might have been a focus--an orienteering tool! —Amalien
Yeah, I've read about them. I even traveled to Alinor to investigate. I'm sorry, Amalien, but I didn't find any proof of a successful journey to Aetherius. It makes sense for the Aldmer to have tried, but we need more proof than a beautiful glass feather. —Gabrielle Benele

Remnant of the False Tower[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Remnant of the False Tower.png Remnant of the False Tower
Rich rose-hued colors delight the eye when gazing upon this unusual stone remnant ON-item-furnishing-Remnant of the False Tower.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Rivenspire:
Codex Entries You found this in Rivenspire? Hardly a surprise there. That region attracts unsettling relics like a sweet roll attracts children. The crystal clearly has Ayleid origins, but I've never seen a Varla or Welkynd stone with such an angry hue. —Verita Numida
I met a band of explorers in Shornhelm a few years back. They swore up and down that a red crystal lies at the heart of the Doomcrag. I did some digging in Erokii afterward. Found a broken fresco depicting the creation of a crystal, but nothing else. —Ugron gro-Thumog
It's definitely Ayleid-make, but I doubt they meant for it to look like this. Something corrupted its Aetherial resonance. This band ... it almost feels diagnostic in design. Perhaps this was their attempt to understand the red crystal. To fix it even? —Gabrielle Benele

Riven King's Throne[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Riven King's Throne.png Riven King's Throne
Add some elegance to your abode with this opulent throne from Rivenspire. ON-item-furnishing-Riven King's Throne.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Rivenspire:
Codex Entries No great mystery who this belonged to. Every Breton knows those motifs! It's a throne of House Spenard. Good riddance to poor sovereigns! Rivenspire's suffered more than its fair share of despots, but the Spenards put the others to shame. —Gabrielle Benele
Yes, prior to its dissolution by House Dorell, House Spenard's territory was in a perpetual state of famine. Frestrien Spenard I to Frestrien Spenard VI maintained an era of misrule that lasted for one-hundred eighty-six years. —Verita Numida
That's because all six rulers were the same person! I've found a wealth of documents that describe the rulers' appearance and manner as identical. "The line of Frestrien bore stern features that appeared wrought from pale marble...." He was a vampire! —Amalien

Ruby Dragon Skull[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Ruby Dragon Skull.png Ruby Dragon Skull
The size and luster of this ruby would be a magnificent addition to any Dragon's hoard, even if wasn't masterfully cut into their likeness. ON-item-furnishing-Ruby Dragon Skull.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Bleakrock Isle:
Codex Entries You find quite a few jeweled eyes in the dungeoneering business, but an entire skull fashioned from precious stones? That's a true prize. Shows all the signs of a Dragon Cult relic. Probably some sort of ritual focus used during sacrifices. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Not just any sacrifices. Given the scarcity of Atmoran jewelry, I have a hunch that precious stones are far less common there--or perhaps just more difficult to excavate. Ruby effigies would be reserved for extremely important services only. —Reginus Buca
But why a Dragon skull? Prior to the Dragon War, those brutes had little cause to contemplate their own mortality. Unless ... a Dragon itself suffered the sacrifice? Maybe Dragon Priests gathered to watch Alduin administer such a rite. A ghastly thought! —Verita Numida

Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull.png Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull
The metal accents on this well-dressed mammoth skull add much to its impressive staging. ON-item-furnishing-Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Eastmarch, The Rift, Malabal Tor, or Wrothgar:
Codex Entries Wood Elf villages produce the most proficient bonesmiths in Tamriel, but some Nord bone-dressers display a similar talent. While I'd never display such a macabre item in my home, there is a certain beauty to the craftsmanship. I guess. —Verita Numida
Come now, Verita, this is one of the rare Kjervilde Craniums! A product of the late First Era's most eminent taxidermist! Did you take note of the pristine condition of the bone and the brilliant gold etchings? This is an object of rare beauty! —Reginus Buca
Orcs dress bones better. Eh. Debate for another time. Apparently, Kjervilde killed each of her subjects with a single arrow to the heart. Cant's say as I've ever heard of an arrow that can fell a mammoth all at once, but few things surprise me anymore. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Sacred Chalice of Ysgramor[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Sacred Chalice of Ysgramor.png Sacred Chalice of Ysgramor
Whether you choose to honor the Harbinger by keeping this chalice on display or by filling it with the best mead in Skyrim, it will serve you well. ON-item-furnishing-Sacred Chalice of Ysgramor.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Eastmarch:
Codex Entries Here's a pretty cup. Sturdy, too! This predates the rise of Harald by a few centuries at least. Difficult to identify the figure on the side with certainty, but here's a good rule of thumb: if the artwork predates Harald, it's a depiction of Ysgramor. —Amalien
Can't say as I approve of such a sweeping principle, but it does tend to be correct. This certainly features Ysgramor, flanked by Atmoran runes. The Draconic silhouettes and ruby inlays clearly indicate this chalice belonged to someone of high station. —Reginus Buca
One of Ysgramor's heirs, no doubt! We identify Harald as the thirteenth in Ysgramor's line, but his forebears likely adorned their weapons, armor, even their silverware with Ysgramor's image. His face would lend legitimacy to any official act. —Verita Numida

Seat of the Snow Prince[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Seat of the Snow Prince.png Seat of the Snow Prince
The simple lines of this stone throne offer some insight into the personlity [sic] of the Snow Elf ruler who ordered its creation. ON-item-furnishing-Seat of the Snow Prince.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Western Skyrim:
Codex Entries If I didn't know any better, I'd say this chair is of Snow Elf make. What a remarkable find! Icy stone would have been murder on the bum, but I suppose any cushioning would have disintegrated over the ages.—Amalien
It really makes one wonder how these children of the Aldmer managed the cold. The South Eltheric Ocean is hardly a frigid wasteland. In any event, this seat looks fit for royalty. A prince or high-ranking cleric perhaps? —Reginus Buca
Truth is, we know next to nothing about the Snow Elves' governmental structure, because Ysgramor and his companions wiped the slate clean during their invasion. The Atmorans weren't all that clever, but they were certainly thorough. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Shrine of Boethra[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Shrine of Boethra.png Shrine of Boethra
Few can resist the instinct to tuck tail and scurry from this epitome of cool, feline ferocity on display. ON-item-furnishing-Shrine of Boethra.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Southern Elsweyr:
Codex Entries Never seen anything like this, and I've spent many cold nights in Khajiiti tombs. The Riddle'Thar cult swept a lot of Khajiiti myths under the rug during the Elsweyr reunification. You think this is one of the spirits they scrubbed from the pantheon? —Ugron gro-Thumog
Undoubtedly! Note the sword and the figure's morphology. You can correct me if I'm wrong here, but this doesn't match any Khajiiti furstocks I'm aware of. Ohmes-raht come close, but the facial features are completely different. I think it's Boethra! —Amalien
Boethra--the Khajiiti variant of Daedric Prince, Boethiah? The presence of a katana, the cloak, and the imperious expression all fit. Ancient Khajiit honored her as a patron of warriors and rebellious exiles. That feline companion's a puzzler, though! —Gabrielle Benele

Silvenari Sap-Stone[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Silvenari Sap-Stone.png Silvenari Sap-Stone
This lovely sap-stone can add both a touch of the Green and dramatic flair to any wall you choose to place it upon. ON-item-furnishing-Silvenari Sap-Stone.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Malabal Tor:
Codex Entries A sap relic that didn't come from Black Marsh? What a welcome surprise! I've never seen such a beautiful Wood Elf antiquity. I associate the Bosmer so much with bone, and rotmeth, and insect parts that I forget what wonders the Green Pact can produce! —Gabrielle Benele
Yes. Almost makes one wonder why the Wood Elves don't request other things, like clothes that don't smell like old mammoth cheese. I've never seen a tree in Malabal Tor leak sap like this. Could it have come from Falinesti? —Verita Numida
The graht-oak of Silvenar produces objects like this from time to time, but only at the urging of the Silvenar himself. Someone well-attuned to the Green could probably coax some Y'ffrine miracle out of it, but that's well outside our capabilities! —Amalien

Sixth House Ritual Table[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Sixth House Ritual Table.png Sixth House Ritual Table
Scholars of House Dagoth would find this ornate table both beautiful and thrilling—a marvel to admire, far away from Ordinators. ON-item-furnishing-Sixth House Ritual Table.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Vvardenfell:
  • Harvesting any crafting material node
  • Killing Alits
  • Looting jewelry boxes, wardrobes and backpacks
  • Treasure Chests
Codex Entries It's been quite some time since I've seen such a well-preserved Chimer table. The volcanic rock seems consistent with the pre-Tribunal aesthetic. The sigil in the center is particularly noteworthy. Could this really have belonged to the Sixth House? —Verita Numida
Yes, this is definitely First Council-era craftsmanship. Note the script surrounding the seal. Dagoth written in Daedric runes. The other Houses went to great lengths to scrub House Dagoth's legacy from the history books. This is quite a discovery! —Reginus Buca
Really makes you wonder--what threat did Dagoth pose to the Tribunal? I try to avoid Dark Elf politics, personally, but to wipe all mention of the Sixth House from the record seems excessive to the point of suspicious. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Sorcerer-King's Blade[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Sorcerer-King's Blade.png Sorcerer-King's Blade
Complete with its own stone display furnishing, this broken blade was once wielded by an Ayleid ruler who held mastery over great magic. ON-item-furnishing-Sorcerer-King's Blade.jpg
Lead Location This Lead can be found in reward containers from daily quests in Cyrodiil at Bruma, Chorrol, and Vlastarus
Codex Entries An Ayleid sword, eh? Truly wondrous craftsmanship. Pity they probably used it to slaughter any of our ancestors who defied their supremacy. Odd that they would venerate this broken blade. Whoever wielded it must have commanded a great deal of respect. —Verita Numida
I still detect some residual magic swimming between the shards. Difficult to determine the nature of the enchantment after all this time, but it definitely feels tied to the illusory school ... something to do with minds and mortal will. —Gabrielle Benele
Makes sense that Ayleid sorcerer kings would wield weapons capable of bending their subjects' minds--especially during the civilizations's latter days when their appetites turned dark as coal. No race, no matter how depraved, will stand for that forever. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Spellscar Shard[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Spellscar Shard.png Spellscar Shard
This captivating shard of the great obelisk retains just enough energy to emit a dramatic fire and electrical show. ON-item-furnishing-Spellscar Shard.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Craglorn:
  • Overland Mobs
Codex Entries This isn't particularly old, but it's still noteworthy. We don't fully understand where it came from, but that obelisk in Craglorn stirred up all sorts of arcane mischief. Looks like it even managed to bend natural law here. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Yes indeed! It's difficult to determine if this is Tamrielic matter transformed by the obelisk's impact, or some fragment of the obelisk itself. I'd like to conduct some experiments on it. Those striations seem overloaded with magicka! —Amalien
I think the magicka stored in this fragment is largely spent at this point. Removing it from the crash-site might have diminished its connection to the obelisk, resulting in a slow degradation of its potency. It's inert, yes, but still beautiful! —Gabrielle Benele

St. Alessia, Paravant[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-St. Alessia, Paravant.png St. Alessia, Paravant
Paravant, meaning "The First," is a title given to Alessia, leader of the rebellion against the Ayleids. Perhaps you'll be the first to display "The First," eh? ON-item-furnishing-St. Alessia, Paravant.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be obtained from Battlemaster Rivyn's Reward Box.
Codex Entries I can scarcely believe I'm saying this, but you may have discovered a sculpture of the mother of the First Empire, Saint Alessia. You see? She still bears the shackles of Ayleid enslavement, and holds the Amulet of Kings aloft. It's her. It's Paravant. —Verita Numida
I suspect this is a Bretonic work--perhaps given to Hestra as a gift after High Rock's admission to the Empire. As you know, the Alessian Order placed tight restrictions on graven images of Alessia. We'll likely never know what she really looked like. —Reginus Buca
Mara's mercy, Reginus! For once in your life, can you just appreciate the majesty of what our friend uncovered? Obviously, the sculptor did not have the benefit of firsthand knowledge, but this is the truest depiction of Alessia we've ever seen! —Verita Numida

St. Nerevar, Moon-and-Star[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-St. Nerevar, Moon-and-Star.png St. Nerevar, Moon-and-Star
Behold the Champion of Azura, the Hero of Red Mountain, the Herald of the Triune Way, Saint Nerevar Moon-and-Star in all his glory from the comfort of your own home. ON-item-furnishing-St. Nerevar, Moon-and-Star.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Vvardenfell:
Codex Entries A bust of Saint Nerevar. A worthy discovery, to be sure. You don't often find such realistic depictions of Dunmer religious figures. The sculptor may have spent some time in the Imperial City. I see similarities to Bruma School works. 1E 2800's perhaps? —Verita Numida
The shapes featured in his panoply definitely match some of the pieces in the Gwylim First Council collection. Bit more conservative than I'd expect, though. I always had the sense that Chimer armor favored form over function. More exposed skin, etc. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Speaking of skin, I wish this bust included color! Dark Elf portraiture leans toward monochromatic, abstract compositions. I'm desperate to know if they conceptualize Nerevar with gold or ashen skin. I bet it's gray. Dark Elves are master revisionists. —Amalien

Stained Glass of Lunar Phases[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Stained Glass of Lunar Phases.png Stained Glass of Lunar Phases
The Khajiit describe the changing of the Two Moons as a graceful dance, and this stained glass window somehow captures their elegance, especially under the moonlight. ON-item-furnishing-Stained Glass of Lunar Phases.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Northern Elsweyr:
Codex Entries A fully intact stained glass window? Simply remarkable! Someone clearly packed it away with great care. One can't help but wonder why they squirreled such a masterpiece away. I've never seen a window like this in the Khajiiti temples I've visited. —Reginus Buca
That's because the Khajiit never placed this window in one of their ancestral temples. See the similarities to Imperial glasswork? Clearly, Khajiiti glass workers made this for a converted temple. Perhaps the Chapel of Zenithar in Leyawiin. —Verita Numida
Makes sense. Bruk'ra wander-kings all but annexed the city after Darloc Brae's conquests. It's possible that the Imperials finished construction on the Chapel of Zenithar by then. But if the Khajiit did convert it, Imperial histories would never admit it. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Sweet Khenarthi's Song[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Sweet Khenarthi's Song.png Sweet Khenarthi's Song
The rich blues and golds of this tapestry, along with its subject matter, might just tempt you into hanging it opposite your bed, allowing it to be the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you see at night. ON-item-furnishing-Sweet Khenarthi's Song.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Khenarthi's Roost:
Codex Entries I've always loved Khajiiti needlework. The color and texture on this tapestry are tremendous, despite its age. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I suspect that winged figure is an artist's depiction of Khenarthi--the Khajiiti goddess of the wind. —Gabrielle Benele
Yeah, it's Khenarthi. She seems to be ushering that spectral Khajiit somewhere--presumably the Sands Behind the Stars. Khajiiti and Nord theology both present Kynareth as a guide to paradise. Odd considering how remote each civilization is from the other. —Ugron gro-Thumog
It's not odd at all! Choice plays a central role in the process of death and rebirth for both Nords and Khajiit. Both have to earn their way to paradise. Kyne and Khenarthi reward courage and faithfulness respectively. A personal escort makes sense. —Reginus Buca

Tall Papa's Lamp[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Tall Papa's Lamp.png Tall Papa's Lamp
The incense burned within this marvelous lamp is alleged to have guided Yokudans into transcendant [sic] experiences. ON-item-furnishing-Tall Papa's Lamp.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Bangkorai:
Codex Entries Ah, this exhibits the masterful craftsmanship one would expect from a Na-Totambu relic! These gold motifs seem consistent with Ra Gada heraldry, but the purple interior matches the hue of Ruptga prayer beads. The lack of star motifs seems odd, too.—Verita Numida
Is tethering military pomp to religious expression really that odd? For the Yokudans, warfare and religion were practically synonymous! Your comment about the stars does raise questions, though. Ruptga without stars is like Akatosh without a Dragon. —Reginus Buca
The lack of stars on the relic itself doesn't necessarily mean it didn't feature stars in another way. The oil reservoir has a layer of crystalline build-up--some kind of meteoric fuel, I bet. The light this lamp shed probably resembled starlight! —Gabrielle Benele

Tri-Angled Truth Altar[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Tri-Angled Truth Altar.png Tri-Angled Truth Altar
With markings that show veneration to old gods, this splendid altar required consummate geometric knowledge to create. ON-item-furnishing-Tri-Angled Truth Altar.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Bal Foyen:
Codex Entries Wow! Given the iconography on this pyramid, I think we can safely assume this object predates the rise of the Tribunal! See how there's no reference to Almsivi? These marks venerate the old gods: Boethiah, Mephala, and Azura. —Amalien
Exactly right, Amalien. Odd to find such a fine, polished object carved in the Chimeric tradition. Velothi asceticism and Beothian values drove them to work in unconventional materials, even during their Golden Age. This feels modern. Overly geometric. —Reginus Buca
Nerevar and Dumac's warm relationship likely led to some cultural exchange. Dwemer society was too intransigent to absorb traditions from other cultures, but even the most pious Chimer probably wanted a break from stone and chitin-carving at some point. —Verita Numida

Tusks of the Orc-Father[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Tusks of the Orc-Father.png Tusks of the Orc-Father
None who see these imposing tusks from Wrothgar on your estate can doubt your bravery. Having them is one thing. Keeping them? Another entirely. ON-item-furnishing-Tusks of the Orc-Father.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Wrothgar:
Codex Entries Always good to see a relic from the homeland. A tusk arrangement like this usually marks an entrance of a chief or forge-wife' longhouse. The scale of these tusks is pretty damned impressive. Haven't seen a mammoth that size in my lifetime.—Ugron gro-Thumog
Alas, I think the Bretons plundered most of these monolithic ivories after the sack of Orsinium in 1E 980. The Daggerfall ivory trade helped fuel the Bjoulsae economic expansion that catapulted High Rock to prominence in the centuries that followed. —Reginus Buca
No need to remind me. From what I hear, ivory restitution was one of Kurog's demands when Emeric invited him to join the Daggerfall Covenant. We took tusks as part of our Ranser's War spoils, too. We Orcs always get what we're owed ... eventually. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Void-Crystal Anomaly[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Void-Crystal Anomaly.png Void-Crystal Anomaly
Floating serenely, these black crystals provide an unsettling focal point to any garden or room. ON-item-furnishing-Void-Crystal Anomaly.jpg
Lead Location The Lead has a chance to drop while looting any crafting material node in Coldharbour
Codex Entries I've only seen something like this once--an artist's rendering we found in a Worm Cult hideout. It's radiating ... something. I can't really explain it, but I'm detecting a gap in the flow of natural magicka. —Gabrielle Benele
Fascinating! Makes one wonder how the Antiquarian's Eye managed to find it. It clearly comes from Oblivion. The question is, what part of Oblivion? The connection to Molag Bal seems clear enough, but the shapes resemble crystals from the Spiral Skein. —Amalien
Molag Bal practices all sorts of bizarre alchemy in his Vile Laboratory. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he managed to pry some facet of Mephala's realm into his own. Corrupting the essence of another Prince would be difficult, but not impossible. —Gabrielle Benele

Warcaller's Painted Drum[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Warcaller's Painted Drum.png Warcaller's Painted Drum
No musical instrument collection is complete without this massive drum. When used, all who hear it feel its beat deep within their bones. ON-item-furnishing-Warcaller's Painted Drum.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Betnikh:
  • Overland mobs
Codex Entries What a prime example of Orcish musical craftsmanship. People tend not to associate music with Orcs, but we have a deep cultural investment in percussion instruments. I can pretty much guarantee this served as a war drum. —Ugron gro-Thumog
I sense some faded magic here. Did your people enchant these drums, Ugron? It's something in the runes. there's an intention there that seems ... well, it seems very angry, to be perfectly honest. Sorry! —Gabrielle Benele
No need to apologize, Gabrielle. Orcs worship Malacath. My people's connections with Daedric ritual ran twice as deep when they stretched this drum. The runes are Malacath devotionals. Grudge-marks. When the warcaller beat this drum, battle was certain. —Ugron gro-Thumog

Yokudan Skystone Scabbard[edit]

ON-icon-furniture-Yokudan Skystone Scabbard.png Yokudan Skystone Scabbard
Imagine what the sword that belonged to this stunning scabbard might have looked like! As it stands, the scabbard alone deserves all the attention it garners. ON-item-furnishing-Yokudan Skystone Scabbard.jpg
Lead Location The Lead can be found from the following sources in Hew's Bane:
Codex Entries What a grogeous scabbard. I suspect this belonged to a high-ranking Yokudan warrior--perhaps even a sword saint! I'm especially intrigued by this array of stones. They must be aehterial fragments of some kind. —Amalien
You're likely right, Amalien. Yokudans wielded powerful magic where stones were concerned. The Redguards' distaste for magic makes discussing it a little awkward. But these stones absolutely possessed some magical potency. —Gabrielle Benele
Sort of begs the question: why did a Yokudan warrior who could call a magical sword to hand at will need a scabbard? I guess this could have been purely ornamental. Or maybe having a physical anchor made summoning the weapon easier. —Amalien

Notes[edit]

  • The Void-Crystal Anomaly was previously known as the "Black Fragment of Lyg" on the Public Test Server.